It works by reminding people of their childhood actually fight feelings of isolation by making people feel like they belong.
Psychologists at the University of Buffalo in the US wanted to find out if food could have a similar effect on people as watching their favourite television show or looking at photographs and mementos of friends and family.
In one experiment, researchers tried to make some participants feel lonely by having them write for six minutes about a fight with someone close to them. Others were given an emotionally neutral writing assignment.
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